TARP for terrorists?

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Filed Under General on Dec 16 

I guess we truly are bailing out just about everybody…including jihadists.

This is one for the books. A federal lawsuit filed by a 2-tour US-Iraqi vet through the Thomas More Law Center alleges that some of the bailout money going to AIG (co. motto: “We’re that giant sucking sound Ross Perot referred to”)  is actually being sent to companies that do business the Sharia Way – all together now, let’s chant as one: “Death to America!”

This money is invested in “Shariah-compliant businesses and insurance products, which by necessity must comply with the 1200 year old body of Islamic canon law based on the Quran, which demands the conversion, subjugation, or destruction of the infidel West,” (which would include the United States) according to the TMLC article. Incidentally, this is the law that is used to justify “beheadings, stonings, and amputation for petty crimes in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Sudan.” I do believe Burkhas are required wear all year round, not just for those cold winter Afghan mornings.

Here’s how it works: AIG has a 3-person board that oversees where the money goes.  Three guesses as to which western-loving countries these gentlemen make their residence: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and you guessed it – Pakistan. According to AIG, the role of its Shariah authority “is to review operations, supervise its development of Islamic products, and determine Shariah compliance of these products and investments.”  They’re the muslim equivalent of ‘kosher quality control’ with these businesses. They enforce total and complete compliance.

Did I forget to mention that the Pakistani member is the son (and admiring follower) of  Sheik Mufti Taqi Usmani? He’s the leading authority on Shariah financing who, in 1999, authored a book dedicating an entire chapter on why a Western Muslim must engage in violent jihad against his own country – even if Muslims are given equality and freedom to practice their religion and to proselytize.

“An important element of Shariah-compliant financing is a form of obligatory charitable contribution called zakat, which is a religious tax for assisting those that “struggle for Allah.”  The amount of this tax is between 2.5% and 20%, depending upon the source of the wealth.  The zakat religious tax is used to financially support Islamic “charities, ” some of which have ties to terrorist organizations that are hostile to the United States and all other “infidels, ” which includes Christians and Jews.

For example: The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, recently convicted for providing material support to Islamic terrorist organizations, is an example of an Islamic “charity” that qualifies for receipt of the zakat.”

We’re leaping across so many boundaries it’s not even funny, but I’ll stick to three: constitutional validity, separation of church & state, and national security. Is this what we get when gov’t takes over businesses? Why do some businesses that engage in flagrant promotion of religion (in this case Muslim) get indirect assistance from the government while others are left to flounder on their own? And why in the world would we be sending $$$ to help fund the next generation of terrorist-wannabees? Just a few Q’s I’d want to ask Hank when he has a moment away from the printing press.

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